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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346353/the-burden-of-cancer-in-25-29-year-olds-in-new-zealand-a-case-for-a-wider-adolescent-and-young-adult-age-range
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Kirsten R Ballantine, Victoria Utley, Heidi Watson, Michael J Sullivan, Ruth Spearing
AIMS: New Zealand currently defines the adolescent and young adult (AYA) group for cancer services as young people 12-24 years of age, while other countries favour a designation of 15-29 years. This study was undertaken to compare cancer incidence and survival among 25-29 year olds to New Zealand's younger AYA population and to assess survival for our 15-29 year population against international benchmarks. METHODS: Diagnostic and demographic information for cancer registrations between 2000 and 2009 for 25-29 year olds was obtained from the New Zealand Cancer Registry...
January 19, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346044/clinical-features-treatment-and-outcomes-of-cutaneous-and-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-avian-species
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Ashley M Zehnder, Laura A Swift, Ash Sundaram, Brian L Speer, Geoff P Olsen, Michelle G Hawkins, Joanne Paul-Murphy
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical features, treatment, and outcomes of treatment for oral and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in avian species. DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 87 client-owned birds of various species with histologically confirmed SCC of the skin or oral cavity. PROCEDURES Clinicians entered case information through an online survey tool. Data were collected regarding patient signalment, concurrent conditions, treatments, adverse effects, and clinical outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344823/long-term-visual-outcomes-of-craniopharyngioma-in-children
#3
Michael J Wan, Michal Zapotocky, Eric Bouffet, Ute Bartels, Abhaya V Kulkarni, James M Drake
Visual function is a critical factor in the diagnosis, monitoring, and prognosis of craniopharyngiomas in children. The aim of this study was to report the long-term visual outcomes in a cohort of pediatric patients with craniopharyngioma. The study design is a retrospective chart review of craniopharyngioma patients from a single tertiary-care pediatric hospital. 59 patients were included in the study. Mean age at presentation was 9.4 years old (range 0.7-18.0 years old). The most common presenting features were headache (76%), nausea/vomiting (32%), and vision loss (31%)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343461/effects-of-psychiatric-comorbidity-in-immune-mediated-inflammatory-disease-protocol-for-a-prospective-study
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Lesley Graff, John R Walker, John D Fisk, Scott B Patten, Carol A Hitchon, Lisa M Lix, James Bolton, Jitender Sareen, Alan Katz, Lindsay I Berrigan, James J Marriott, Alexander Singer, Renée El-Gabalawy, Christine A Peschken, Ryan Zarychanski, Charles N Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), multiple sclerosis (MS), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are highly prevalent in Canada and the United States and result in substantial personal and societal burden. The prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities, primarily depression and anxiety, in IMID exceeds those in the general population by two- to threefold, but remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, the effects of psychiatric comorbidity on IMID are not well understood...
January 17, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343082/systematic-review-of-the-effect-of-adherence-to-statin-treatment-on-critical-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-primary-prevention
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Eva Martin-Ruiz, Antonio Olry-de-Labry-Lima, Ricardo Ocaña-Riola, David Epstein
AIM: Analyze the relative risks of critical cardiovascular outcomes and mortality associated with adherence to statin treatment in a clinical setting in people with no history of prior cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted up to December 2016. The outcomes of interest were cardiovascular fatal or nonfatal events and all-cause mortality. RESULTS: A total of 17 articles were included in a qualitative synthesis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338923/minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-surgery-rates-for-endometrial-cancer-performed-at-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-nccn-centers
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Jennifer Bergstrom, Alessia Aloisi, Shannon Armbruster, Ting-Tai Yen, Jvan Casarin, Mario M Leitao, Edward J Tanner, Rayna Matsuno, Karime Kalil Machado, Sean C Dowdy, Pamela T Soliman, Stephanie L Wethington, Rebecca L Stone, Kimberly L Levinson, Amanda N Fader
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a quality measure for endometrial cancer (EC) established by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. Our study objective was to assess the proportion of EC cases performed by MIS at National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) centers and evaluate perioperative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of women who underwent surgical treatment for EC from 2013 to 2014 was conducted at four NCCN centers...
January 12, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338066/endoscopic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis
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REVIEW
Nadia Mohammed Vashist, Mark Samaan, Mahmoud H Mosli, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Sigrid A Nelson, G Y Zou, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic assessment of mucosal disease activity is routinely used to determine eligibility and response to therapy in clinical trials of ulcerative colitis. The operating properties of the existing endoscopic scoring indices are unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of endoscopic scoring indices for the evaluation of ulcerative colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and CENTRAL from inception to 5 July 2016...
January 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337650/the-association-of-external-transfer-status-with-adverse-outcomes-in-otolaryngology
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Krish Suresh, Christopher J Gouveia, Robert C Kern, John D Cramer
Objective To compare rates of morbidity and mortality in patients treated by otolaryngologists who undergo interhospital transfers vs those who do not and to quantify conditions requiring interhospital transfers in this population. Study Design Cohort study. Setting American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Subjects and Methods We identified patients requiring surgery by otolaryngologists in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2006 to 2013. We compared patients who were transferred from an outside institution to those admitted from home...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336986/a-systematic-literature-review-of-observational-studies-of-the-bidirectional-association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-migraine
#9
REVIEW
V A Andreeva, P Galan, C Julia, L Fezeu, S Hercberg, E Kesse-Guyot
AIMS: To evaluate all epidemiological evidence in the literature linking the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and migraine in adults. METHODS: Database (Medline, Embase; published reports up to November 2017) and manual searches were performed. Information on data collection, sample characteristics, study design, MetS and migraine assessment, and results was extracted from each relevant publication. The methodological quality of each study was also assessed. RESULTS: A total of 15 observational epidemiological studies in adults, published between 2009 and 2017, were retrieved...
December 13, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336221/sequelae-of-tympanostomy-tubes-in-a-multihospital-health-system
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Reema Padia, Daniel Hall, Phayvanh Sjogren, Prem Narayanan, Jeremy D Meier
Objectives Review the incidence of long-term sequelae after placement of tympanostomy tubes. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Multihospital network. Subjects Patients 0 to 3 years old undergoing tympanostomy tube (TT) placement. Methods A case series of 14,058 children between 2004 and 2010 was reviewed. The patients were followed for 5 years to determine number of repeated tube placements, need for surgical removal of tubes, and presence of perforation requiring repair. Results The study cohort included 14,058 children who underwent TT placement...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333843/-use-of-the-identification-bracelet-in-the-newborn-a-safe-method
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María Del Carmen Covas, Brenda Salvatierra, Valeria Velázquez, Ernesto R Alda
BACKGROUND: The placement of newborn bracelets is the most widely used method for patient identification in Argentina. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the permanence of the identification bracelets during the hospitalization. POPULATION: All the term newborns who remained with their mother. Design: observational, prospective study, cohort type, randomized: forearm, leg. RESULTS: Cases observed: 914. Forearm: 457, leg: 438. At the time of discharge, the frequency of permanence of the identification bracelets as originally placed was 67% in the forearm and 72% in the leg...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332605/antidepressant-use-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-systematic-review-of-observational-studies-and-methodological-considerations
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Daniel R Morales, Jim Slattery, Stephen Evans, Xavier Kurz
BACKGROUND: Antidepressant exposure during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in several observational studies. We performed a systematic review of these studies to highlight the effect that important methodological limitations have on such analyses and to consider approaches to the conduct, reporting and interpretation of future studies. METHODS: A review of MEDLINE and EMBASE identified case-control, cohort and sibling studies assessing the risk of ASD and ADHD with antidepressant use during pregnancy...
January 15, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327230/alcohol-alcoholic-beverages-and-melanoma-risk-a-systematic-literature-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sara Gandini, Giovanna Masala, Domenico Palli, Benedetta Cavicchi, Calogero Saieva, Ilaria Ermini, Federica Baldini, Patrizia Gnagnarella, Saverio Caini
PURPOSE: Several studies in recent years have investigated the relationship between alcohol intake and melanoma risk, with conflicting results. To help clarify this issue, we conducted a literature review and dose-response meta-analysis of studies published until June 30th, 2017, that examined the association between alcohol intake (overall and by beverage type) and melanoma risk. METHODS: We used random effect models with maximum likelihood estimation to calculate summary relative risk (SRR) and 95% confidence intervals (95%CI)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324560/contrast-media-extravasations-in-patients-undergoing-computerized-tomography-scanning-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-risk-factors-and-interventions
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Sandrine Ding, Nicole Richli Meystre, Cosmin Campeanu, Giuseppe Gullo
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and interventions preventing or reducing contrast medium extravasation. INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography (CT) is a radiological examination essential for the diagnosis and monitoring of many diseases. It is often performed with the intravenous (IV) injection of contrast agents. Use of these products can result in a significant complication, extravasation, which is the accidental leakage of IV material into the surrounding tissue...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320778/five-year-recurrence-rate-and-the-predictors-following-stroke-in-the-mashhad-stroke-incidence-study-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-stroke-in-the-middle-east
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Maryam Salehi, Amin Amiri, Amanda G Thrift, Moira K Kapral, Luciano Sposato, Réza Behrouz, Jiming Fang, Ali Shoeibi, Peyman Hashemi, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the risk of recurrent stroke in low- and middle-income countries. This study was designed to identify the long-term risk of stroke recurrence and its associated factors. METHODS: From November 21, 2006 for a period of 1 year, 624 patients with first-ever stroke (FES) were registered from the residents of 3 neighborhoods in Mashhad, Iran. Patients were followed up for the next 5 years after the index event for any stroke recurrence or death...
January 10, 2018: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319511/study-of-patterns-and-markers-of-human-immune-deficiency-virus-1-hiv-1-progression-and-unemployment-rate-among-patients-from-alexandria-egypt
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Faika M Ghoneim, May M Raouf, Noha S Elshaer, Sarah M Abdelhamid, Reem A Noor Eldeen
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) new HIV cases show the highest increase among all regions in the world. Even though Egypt has a low prevalence among the general population (< 0.02%), a national HIV epidemic occurs in certain population risk groups. The current study was conducted to asses clinical and immunological disease progression; following up viral load (VL) and detecting delta-32 CCR5 genotype polymorphism in selected cases, determining unemployment rate and identify predictors of employment for HIV-cases...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319442/clinical-signs-treatment-and-prognostic-factors-for-dogs-with-histoplasmosis
#17
Allison G Wilson, Kate S KuKanich, Andrew S Hanzlicek, Mark E Payton
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical manifestations of histoplasmosis in a large sample of dogs, compare outcomes achieved with fluconazole versus itraconazole, and identify variables available at the time of diagnosis with prognostic value. DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 79 dogs with confirmed histoplasmosis evaluated at 2 veterinary teaching hospitals from 1999 through 2015. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed and data extracted regarding clinical signs at evaluation, physical examination findings, clinical laboratory values, other diagnostic test results, treatments, and outcomes...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315564/circulating-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-breast-cancer-risk-a-study-in-ten-prospective-cohorts
#18
Wenzhen Ge, Tess V Clendenen, Yelena Afanasyeva, Karen L Koenig, Claudia Agnoli, Louise A Brinton, Joanne F Dorgan, A Heather Eliassen, Roni T Falk, Göran Hallmans, Susan E Hankinson, Judith Hoffman-Bolton, Timothy J Key, Vittorio Krogh, Hazel B Nichols, Dale P Sandler, Minouk J Schoemaker, Patrick M Sluss, Malin Sund, Anthony J Swerdlow, Kala Visvanathan, Mengling Liu, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte
A strong positive association has been observed between circulating anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), a biomarker of ovarian reserve, and breast cancer risk in three prospective studies. Confirming this association is important because of the paucity of biomarkers of breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. We conducted a consortium study including ten prospective cohorts that had collected blood from premenopausal women. A nested case-control design was implemented within each cohort. A total of 2,835 invasive (80%) and in situ (20%) breast cancer cases were individually matched to controls (n = 3,122) on age at blood donation...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313471/epidemiological-serological-and-virological-features-of-dengue-in-nha-trang-city-vietnam
#19
Duong Le Quyen, Nguyen Thanh Le, Cao Thi Van Anh, Nguyen Binh Nguyen, Dong Van Hoang, Jacqui L Montgomery, Simon C Kutcher, Nguyen Hoang Le, Nguyen Tran Hien, Duong Thi Hue Kien, Maia Rabaa, Scott L O'Neill, Cameron P Simmons, Dang Duc Anh, Katherine L Anders
Vietnam is endemic for dengue. We conducted a series of retrospective and prospective studies to characterize the epidemiology of dengue and population mobility patterns in Nha Trang city, Vietnam, with a view to rational design of trials of community-level interventions. A 10-year time series of dengue case notifications showed pronounced interannual variability, as well as spatial heterogeneity in ward-level dengue incidence (median annual coefficient of variation k = 0.47). Of 451 children aged 1-10 years enrolled in a cross-sectional serosurvey, almost one-third had evidence of a past dengue virus (DENV) infection, with older children more likely to have a multitypic response indicative of past exposure to ≥ 1 serotype...
January 8, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313283/edmonton-obesity-staging-system-among-pediatric-patients-a-validation-and-obesogenic-risk-factor-analysis
#20
M G Grammatikopoulou, M Chourdakis, K Gkiouras, P Roumeli, D Poulimeneas, E Apostolidou, I Chountalas, I Tirodimos, O Filippou, S Papadakou-Lagogianni, T Dardavessis
PURPOSE: The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Pediatrics (EOSS-P) is a useful tool, delineating different obesity severity tiers associated with distinct treatment barriers. The aim of the study was to apply the EOSS-P on a Greek pediatric cohort and assess risk factors associated with each stage, compared to normal weight controls. METHODS: A total of 361 children (2-14 years old), outpatients of an Athenian hospital, participated in this case-control study by forming two groups: the obese (n = 203) and the normoweight controls (n = 158)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
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